Consuming Literature: Best Sellers and the Commercialization of Literary Production in Contemporary China by Shuyu Kong English | Dec. 14, 2004 | ISBN: 080474940X | 254 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
This book examines the changes taking place in literary writing and publishing in contemporary China under the influence of the emerging market economy. It focuses on the revival of literary best sellers in the Chinese book market and the establishment of a best-seller production machine.
The Logic of Discovery: A Theory of the Rationality of Scientific Research by Scott A. Kleiner English | 28 Dec. 2009 | ISBN: 9048142970 | 356 Pages | PDF | 8 MB
Scientific research is viewed as a deliberate activity and the logic of discovery consists of strategies and arguments whereby the best objectives (questions) and optimal means for achieving these objectives (heuristics) are chosen. This book includes a discussion and some proposals regarding the way the logic of questions can be applied to understanding scientific research and draws upon work in artificial intelligence in a discussion of heuristics and methods for appraising heuristics (metaheuristics).
A Theory of Ellipsis by Marjorie Joan McShane English | 1 Mar. 2005 | ISBN: 0195176928 | 272 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
This book presents a comprehensive theory of ellipsis that supports the formal, cross-lingusitic description of elliptical phenomena. In contrast to earlier work, this study focuses on the interconnected factors that determine whether ellipsis should or should not be used in a given context.
Pierre Macherey, "The Object of Literature (Literature, Culture, Theory)" Publisher: CUP | 1995 | ISBN: 0521419557/052147678X | English | PDF | 254 pages | 14.1 Mb
At once a theoretical meditation of great originality and a historical work of scrupulous scholarship, this new book by Pierre Macherey is his first dealing with literature and theory since his seminal A Theory of Literary Production. …
Language, Truth, and Literature: A Defence of Literary Humanism by Richard Gaskin English | June 10, 2013 | ISBN: 0199657904 | 397 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
According to the literary humanist, works of imaginative literature have an objective meaning which is fixed at the time of their production and which is the same for all readers, then and thereafter, not subject to the vagaries of individual readers' responses.